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What is a reasonable avatar file size limit?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:22 pm
by sb_stefan
I guess it's a pretty subjective question, but I still want to hear your opinion on this. How large files can you allow before it turns into a problem? And what is the main issue with too large files -- is it that the forum loads too slow or that it takes up too much space on the server? Any thoughts on this?

Re: What is a reasonable avatar file size limit?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:25 pm
by Encore204
sb_stefan wrote:I guess it's a pretty subjective question, but I still want to hear your opinion on this. How large files can you allow before it turns into a problem? And what is the main issue with too large files -- is it that the forum loads too slow or that it takes up too much space on the server? Any thoughts on this?
30 kb on most forums i visit

Re: What is a reasonable avatar file size limit?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:02 pm
by ChrisRLG
Hmmm.

I allow 100 x 100 px on some and 120 x 120 px on others. File size itself is not restricted.
Server drive size is not normally an isssue where the distortion of the forum page might be.

The problem of page refresh or download time for visitors/members is not just avatars - but also signature graphics which can be larger.